Mother: Ellie Schmidt
Marriage: Wendy Boyle (1980-present)
Children: Sophie; Alison
Education: Princeton University, B.S., 1976; University of California, Berkeley, M.S, 1979 and Ph.D., 1982
Was a member of President Barack Obama's
Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
In 2015, Schmidt received compensation worth $8.04 million from Alphabet.
Serves on the board of directors at the Broad Institute and the board of trustees at the Mayo Clinic.
1983-1997 - Works for Sun Microsystems, Inc.
February 1994-March 1997 - Serves as chief technology officer for Sun Microsystems, Inc.
April 7, 1997-2001 - CEO of Novell, Inc.
March 2001 -
Is named chairman of Google
August 2001-April 2011 -
Serves as Google CEO. Schmidt receives a $100 million package as outgoing CEO,
which marks the first stock-based compensation that he has received since he took over as Google's CEO in 2001.
With his wife Wendy, establishes the Schmidt Family Foundation
to promote sustainability through environmental preservation and education.
2007 - Inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a fellow.
2010 - Co-founds venture capital firm Innovation Endeavours.
April 4, 2011-October 2015 - Executive chairman of the board of directors at Google.
February 4, 2014 -
Google reveals that Schmidt will receive $106 million in bonuses based on the search giant's 2013 performance.
May 4, 2014 - Publishes "The New Digital Age: Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives," with Jared Cohen.
September 23, 2014 - Publishes "How Google Works," with Jonathon Rosenberg.
August 10, 2015 -
Google announces a corporate restructuring, forming an umbrella company called Alphabet and naming a new CEO to the core business of Google. Schmidt will become Alphabet's executive chairman.
October 2015-present - Executive chairman of the board of directors of Alphabet.
March 2, 2016 -
Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announces that Schmidt is being appointed head of a new Defense Innovation Advisory Board
, in an effort by the Pentagon to better address and enhance technology within the Department of Defense.
December 21, 2017 -
It is announced that Schmidt is stepping aside as executive chairman of Alphabet
. He will remain on the board and continue to serve as a technical adviser.
March 6, 2018 -
Schmidt is ranked #106 on Forbes' list of the world's billionaires with a net worth of $13.4 billion.